A woman attends a rally in support of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli. Gaddafi's government said it was declaring a unilateral ceasefire in its offensive to crush Libya's revolt, as Western warplanes prepared to attack his forces.
A girl has her face painted with the Egyptian flag during a rally to support Muslim and Christian national unity at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thirteen people were killed and 140 wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians two days ago as the police and ruling military struggled to maintain order barely a month after a popular uprising ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
From Twitter to WikiLeaks, we must balance openness and safety.
The Army joined with armed thugs yesterday to force protesters out of Cairo's Tahrir Square – one of many incidents lately that make Egyptians blame regime elements for trying to limit the scope of the revolution.
The controversial hearings on homegrown terrorism within American Muslim communities are more than shameful bigotry; they're counterproductive. They don't address root causes of radical Islam and alienate rather than engage key allies in the fight against extremism: American Muslims.
After helping to overthrow Mubarak, Egyptian women – and some men – demonstrated today in favor of giving women more of a voice in building Egypt's future.
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost ground. They are vowing not to be marginalized in the wake of this year's Arab spring.
Egyptian women are staging a 'Million Woman March' today after the new prime minister appointed only one woman to his cabinet, raising fears that women will be shut out of building a new Egypt.